Category: FinTech

Stay up to date on the latest trends in FinTech – where technology meets finance to create new market opportunities.

Crypto Portfolio Tool Stacked Raises $35 Million

During the pandemic, retail investment platforms have seen huge spikes in interest. This has been evident in the "meme stock" revolution as well as the growing popularity of free trading apps. Meanwhile, interest and investment in cryptocurrencies have exploded as well, with many consumers even moving beyond bigger assets such as Bitcoin and exploring opportunities found in smaller coins. Now, a platform that helps crypto investors maximize their portfolios has...

Robinhood Introduces Crypto Gift Feature Ahead of the Holidays

Ever since the holiday season began to come into view, supply chain issues have been a major story. With physical goods seeing delays, several retailers and companies have instead put an emphasis on digital gift ideas. Following in that vein, the trading app Robinhood has just rolled out a new feature that will allow users to send cryptocurrency gifts to their friends and family quickly and easily. According to a...

Chase Survey Shows Digital Banking Continuing to Grow

For years, digital banking has been on the rise. Of course, the pandemic of the past year and a half has only served to accelerate this trend. Now, a new survey from Chase shows how consumers are not only using banking sites and apps along with digital payment services but may also be starting to use these outlets for other financial transactions as well. Headlining the survey results was the...

H&R Block Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Block, Inc.

Earlier this month, the former Square, Inc. announced that it would be changing its name to Block, Inc. In their press release, the company stated that the move was intended to give the Square small business seller platform back its name as the rest of the organization continues to diversify its efforts. Additionally, they noted that the name "has many associated meanings for the company — building blocks, neighborhood blocks...

10 Banks That Partner with FinTechs

Over the past several years, one of the biggest trends in FinTech has been startups introducing their own spins on savings and checking accounts. Not only do many of these offerings boast fewer fees than their traditional counterparts and oftentimes better features but many also have their own niches — whether that be focusing on the needs of younger consumers, speaking to environmental concerns, or even embracing cryptocurrencies. Of course,...

QuickBooks Rebrands Banking Account as QuickBooks Checking

QuickBooks is giving its small business banking account a new name. What was previously named QuickBooks Cash will now be known as QuickBooks Checking. With QuickBooks Checking, business owners can take advantage of several digital banking services. These include the ability to earn 1% APY, use a physical or virtual debit card, utilize bill pay, and more. The account also features Instant Deposit — which enables deposits to post within...

AI Tax Platform FlyFin Raises $8 Million

With the number of self-employed individuals, freelancers, and side hustlers continuing to grow, many Americans are discovering the complexities that can come with business income taxes. In turn, major FinTechs like Intuit have expanded their products to meet the needs of these taxpayers, while other startups have launched what they say are superior options. Among the latter group is FlyFin, which has just completed a new round of funding. Recently,...

BitPay Adds Shiba Inu, Enables Acceptance Among Merchants

At this point, a good number of everyday Americans have likely at least heard of Bitcoin and perhaps even Ethereum. Meanwhile, however, there are a number of other notable cryptocurrencies — including some with very vocal enthusiasts. A prime example is the token Shiba Inu (SHIB). Now, the coin is getting a boost as BitPay has announced it will now support the token and allow retailers that use BitPay to...